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Poster: billydlions Date: May 26, 2010 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saying hi / & fave shows

Welcome aboard 74 Fan. I am in agreement with you on this. 1974 is my favorite year of the Keith era, and I rank it up there with my other favorite years (1980, 1981, 1977). For some reason 1973 has never really clicked (there are exceptions of course). Some of the jams are just too spacey and many songs seemed better by 1974. I like Garcia's sound better in 1974 (perhaps someone can shed some light on this...did he switch to Wolf in '74?) The wall of sound had great separation of the instruments, although the vocals were not as good. Most of all those jams are unbeatable- 6/28, 6/23, 10/19 (caution), etc etc.

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Poster: 74_Fan Date: May 26, 2010 8:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saying hi / & fave shows

Thanks, billy--I also love that 80-81 period. Don't know what it was but I agree about Jerry's sound seeming different/better in '74. And I just love those fall Euro shows, like Allie Pallie (sp?) London--DP7--that for some reason gets kinda slagged on Amazon. I think it's just stellar, right from the crazy hot Scarlet that opens the show (Phil!). And 9/18/74 is another of my drugs, just knocks me out. Thanks for your thoughts!

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: May 27, 2010 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saying hi / & fave shows

The 9/11/74 Eyes of the World is one of my favorites! It's got a beautiful, unique introduction segment and is extremely colorful, even in the midst of the rest of 1974.